Sightseeing Excursions

Discover your scenic railroad adventures, through the seasons, when you ride the rails on our premier narrated tourist train trips.  Our excursions combine comfort with history, nature, and wildlife exploration for the whole family.  Choose an excursion, season, and a class of service to create your perfect train trips as you  journey into the heart of Appalachia in Almost Heaven West Virginia.

trough trip train

Trough Canyon

  • Experience a remote West Virginia canyon habitat
  • 3 hour round trip, no layover
  • Our most popular railroad destination to see American bald eagles
  • Choose from 5 Classes of Service for your dining preference
  • Immerse yourself in nature on our open-top Gondola car
  • Narrated historical trip with timeless scenic views
  • Outdoor recreation (birding, photography & sightseeing)
sunset house trip

Sunset Trough

  • Cruise the canyon as the day transitions to dusk
  • 3 hour evening train ride, no layover
  • Perfect romantic couples getaway
  • Chase the sunset as your ride the rails
  • Dine and ride into the sunset
  • Eagle sightings in a soft canyon glow
  • Unplug, reflect, and dream

All Day Petersburg

Featuring: Canyon to Caverns Layover Event

  • Travel through Trough Canyon and on to the end of our line
  • 9 hour trip with a three hour layover
  • Full day excursion through scenic South Branch Valley farmland
  • Ride, Dine, and Explore all day long
  • Authentic Appalachian layover in a rural West Virginia town
  • Choose your layover adventure featuring Canyon to Caverns
  • Open-top Gondola car adds an immersive element to the journey
camping train

Green Spring Special

  • Enjoy a scenic northbound trip to Green Spring, WV
  • 1.5 hour comfortable riverside journey, no layover
  • Narrated full of history and local lore
  • Dining options complete the package
  • Our “short trip” is long on West Virginia hospitality
  • Spectacular natural rock formations and historic farmland
  • Relaxing South Branch Potomac River views
couple holiday trip

Holiday Trough

  • Festive holiday dining
  • 3 hour winter canyon cruise, no layover
  • Eagles are very active preparing for their nesting season
  • Relaxed dining, holiday music, and time to explore
  • Escape the holiday chaos in the solitude of a quiet canyon
  • Experience Trough Canyon in its peaceful winter setting
Historic Railroad Train Rides Near Me in Romney WV

North Pole Express

  • 75-minute interactive train ride
  • Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies
  • Storytelling
  • Christmas caroling
  • Santa boards train at the North Pole
  • Every child receives a gift from Santa
  • Entertainment and music
  • Coloring stations with Letters to Santa
  • Great family holiday photo ops
  • Nativity set and live petting farm
  • *Fire pits for warmth and roasting s'mores
  • *Concession with Food, Hot cocoa, and snacks
*Additional cost "Cash Only"
Casey Nuttle
Casey Nuttle
October 23, 2023
We had a great time in the club car. Our server, Tawnya, was fantastic. We were able to see 4 eagle nest and 6 eagles. Great trip!
Nacoma Mayhugh
Nacoma Mayhugh
October 21, 2023
We enjoyed the afternoon. Appreciated being able to ride in the open car. Were not able to hear the gentleman there giving instructions as to where to look for eagles, nests or deer... The boxed lunch was better than expected, except the minimal amount of turkey on sub. Great chips, apple, and cookie. All staff were lovely.
Errol Poole
Errol Poole
October 21, 2023
Had a great time .saw 12 eagles today love
Sandy Carson
Sandy Carson
October 20, 2023
Comfy ride and really liked the open car. Weather was good and great seeing eagles.
October 19, 2023
Terrific service and scenery. Took the 3 hr trough train excursion. Had several sightings of mature and young bald eagles. The standard dining box lunch was terrific. Great staffa
October 18, 2023
A nice ride with lunch! Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. 5 stars just for the staff. Saw 5 or 6 eagles and other birds, geese, merganzers, wood ducks. Falk colors will peak soon. Highly recommend!